Drs. Grant and Conger
602 Main Street, Dalton, GA 30720

Finding the Right Dentist for Your Family

Dentist Selection

Finding a dentist near you that the whole family appreciates is never an easy task. You want to find an expert local dentist who cares about the health and well-being of your family, but how do you get complete information like that from a listing? Finding the right dentist for your family is more than choosing from names on a page, it is about asking the right people the right questions. To ensure that you find the right dentist, the American Dental Association (ADA) has compiled a guide to help you make the best choice for the oral health care of you and your family.

How to Find Local Dentists

  • If you are in the process of moving, ask your current dentist if he or she has any recommendations or connections to put you in touch with local dentists at your new destination.
  • If you have family in the area, get their recommendations.
  • Get to know your neighbors and coworkers and ask for recommendations from people who are familiar with the area.
  • If you have a relationship with a local physician or pharmacy, ask for their recommendations for local dentists.
  • Contact the state or local dental society, which may be found on ADA.org or in the telephone book under “dentists” or “associations.”
  • Do an online search for “find a dentist near me” or “local dentists” and read the reviews. Gather information and inquire further about your top choices with friends, family, and coworkers.
  • Visit the local dentists you are deciding among before you make a final decision. Get a feel for the ambiance, the friendliness of the staff and, if possible, the dentist. Your comfort level with the environment is a big part of how you will feel about your routine visits.

How to Determine the Right Dentist

You need to be comfortable with your dentist; after all, you are partners in your oral healthcare. You not only want to find a dentist near you, but you need to find someone who genuinely cares about the health of you and your family and someone that you don’t mind visiting at least twice per year. Ask these questions when considering local dentists:

  • Experience and Expertise: Where was your dentist educated? Where did he or she complete training? How often does the dentist attend continuing education opportunities?
  • Scope of Practice: What are the dentist’s views on preventive dentistry? Wisdom teeth? Orthodontics?
  • Anesthesia: Is the dentist certified to administer anesthesia? If so, which forms? Does the dentist offer anesthesia for comfort and relaxation during complex visits or only for specific procedures?
  • Location: Is the dentist easy to get to from work, home, and your child’s school?
  • Office Hours: Are they convenient for your schedule? Does the dentist have emergency hours available too?
  • Missed Appointments: What is the dental office’s policy on missed appointments?
  • Fees: Is information about pricing, fees, and payment plan offered up front when the treatment is scheduled? If not, what are the prices of common procedures, such as basic cleaning, oral exams, full-mouth x-rays, and cavity fillings?
  • Insurance: Does the dental office accept insurance? If so, which plans? What is covered by your plan?
  • Environment: Does the office appear to be clean and organized? Do all surfaces and equipment in the treatment room appear clean?
  • Dental Staff: Is the staff helpful and willing to answer your questions? Do you observe the dentist and staff wearing gloves and other protective gear during patient treatment?

Take your time and perform complete research. Don’t just choose any dentist, choose a dental care office that has your best interests in mind and makes you feel comfortable every time you visit.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Dalton, call Drs. Grant and Conger today at (706) 847-4165 or make an appointment.

Drs. Grant and Conger offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Dalton. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Grant and Conger, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Drs. Grant and Conger.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I was not given any post op instruction by the assistant. Just a paper but would have liked verbal instruction.
Brandi B.
Because when you come to the office you are treated like family not just a patient. All employees are very friendly and caring.
Paul L.
Everyone from the front desk staff to the doctors go above and beyond to assist you. I dreaded dental visits before I found this place. If you haven’t already, check this place out. Couldn’t ask […]
Michael J.
Everyone is nice and understanding of my fears about needles.
Cody H.
You guys always do a good job and the receptionist is always cheerful and does an excellent job.
Nicholas D.
Great staff and service. We have been coming here for over 30 years. Thanks for taking care of us over the years!
Mary S.
The staff is always so caring and concerned about how I’m doing during any of my dental work. Everyone there goes above and beyond to create a wonderful atmosphere! I wouldn’t want to go anywhere […]
Lauren F.
The dentist and staff have always treated me as if they care about my well-being as well as about my dental care. They are always ready with a smile and are very kind.
Mary W.
Everyone is doing their job very well and everyone is so enjoyable to be around.
Debra I.
I have been a patient at Dr. Grant’s since 1976 and have always had great work on my teeth there and Dr. Grant and staff are wonderful and friendly always to me and my family who also are patients […]
Peggy C.
Excellent customer service, excellent dental care.
Jerry F.
All of the staff is very friendly. I love Dr. Grant he is the best. Offering Dentrite is also a big reasonI, When I retired, I lost dental insurance when I left my job. My hygienist mentioned […]
Barbara J.
I am terrified of dentist but everyone here was great. Dr. Rausch was very gentle and understanding.
Rhonda S.
Dr. Rausch is amazingly patient when you are terrified,staff is awesome,and everyone is extremely helpful. Thanks so much and may God bless you.
Rhonda S.
Dr. Grant/Conger has served my family for over 20 years.
Kimberly O.
Customer service is important to your team.The dentists do excellent work.Missy does tremendous job on 6 months cleanings for me and Janet.
Bob S.
From the receptionist in the front who received me to the lady who checked my account and insurance before I left. Everyone was very friendly and professional.
Matthew O.
Melissa Davis is the best hygienist ever!
Lauren O.
My experience was very pleasant and the dental assistant very kind.The doctor was very nice and kind and didn’t make me feel bad for the length of time since I had been to a dentist.He fixed the […]
Charlotte B.
Everyone was friendly and showed interest that we were taken care of with least amount of pain possible. Best trip to a dentist ever!
Cody H.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (706) 847-4165
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